- What are business cases about and why are they important
- Where they sit in project evaluation frameworks
- Key terminology
- Various sections of the business case, including:
- options analysis
- risk and stakeholder analysis
- cost benefit analysis (NPV, sensitivity etc)
- funding options
Who should attend?
The workshop is designed to assist those responsible for project evaluation and business case development and review, including board members, chief executive officers, finance and treasury managers, and professional officers. No knowledge of the topics is assumed; participants with prior experience may find the workshop useful to refresh and extend their knowledge.
The QTC Education Program is only available to Queensland Public Sector Employees (this includes employees of the Queensland Government, Queensland government departments, local governments, statutory corporations, and other entities to the extent they have an association or are related to the State of Queensland) and QTC employees. By registering for a workshop or webinar, you acknowledge that you are a Queensland Public Sector Employee. QTC/UQ reserves the right to unenroll any person that is not a Queensland Public Sector Employee or QTC employee from any workshop or webinar in the Education Program. If you are unenrolled from a workshop or webinar you will be entitled to receive a full refund of any workshop fees paid.
At the completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:
- understand financial governance frameworks and their importance to strategic project evaluation
- identify the key inputs of a business case
- apply efficient needs and options analysis
- execute a simple NPV calculation
- defend a project recommendation.
Participants will work individually and in small teams on exercises to evaluate and apply the various methodologies and techniques covered in the discussions to develop and be able to analyse a robust business case. The exercises will provide a valuable insight into why and how a robust evaluation process is essential to ensure value for money. You will observe how spreadsheets can be used to perform financial analysis.
Continuing professional development
Completion of QTC Education Program workshops may be recognised for the purpose of continuing professional development hours for members of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA), Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA), Governance Institute of Australia, and other professional bodies and associations.
|13 October||1 day||UQ Brisbane City||$660|
"The Business Cases in Practice workshop was delivered by industry experts who provided relevant and real-world examples and practices that transitioned easily into my workplace. As part of a strategic planning and risk unit, I use this knowledge to guide my clients in making evidence-based decisions, which involve business case analysis."